Jeff Braun, Assistant Athletic Director
FREMONT – Midland University picked up a pair of convincing wins over the weekend as they swept a two-game series with Robert Morris University. The Warriors’ winning streak is now eight games to begin the season, the longest winning streak in program history.
On Saturday the Warriors defeated the Eagles 3-0, scoring a goal in each period, and outshooting them 47-8. McKenna Gehner stopped all eight of those attempts to earn the shutout, her sixth of the season.
Ally Conybear scored midway through the first period, Savannah Wright put one past the goalie in the second, and Robin Hatcher sealed the victory win a goal four minutes into the third.
Sunday’s game saw Midland score early and often as they routed Robert Morris, 12-2. The Eagles’ goals came in the first and second period, while Midland put six on the board in the first, two in the second, and four more in the third.
Kamryn Hayhurst scored the first goal, just 44 seconds into the contest. Wright scored the second at the 2:09 mark and then Kenzie Bertolas scored the eventual game-winner at the 5:08 mark.
Ally Conybear and Maggie Marcotte would score the next two before Hayhurst found the back of the net for the second time of the game.
In the second Robin Hatcher would score the first of her two goals less than three minutes in and then Tieryn Arens scored the first goal of her eventual hat-trick at the 8:13 mark.
Coming in the final period of play Midland made sure the game’s decision was never in doubt as they blitzed the Eagles for four more goals. Madison Hjelden scored in the fourth minute and Arens added her second at the 6:36 mark. After Hatcher’s second goal at the 8:06 mark the Warriors quickly won the faceoff and added the final goal of the afternoon 13 seconds later as Arens completed her hat-trick. It was the fourth time in her collegiate career of scoring three or more goals.
Andrea Schreiber was in net, saving 10 shots to earn the win for the Warriors.
Midland (8-0) will host fellow Lindenwood-Belleville (5-2) this upcoming week at Sidner Ice Arena. It will be the first WMCH conference action for the Warriors. Game times are set for 5:00 p.m. on Friday and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.